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Coventry North West

2010 Results:
Conservative: 13648 (29.31%)
Labour: 19936 (42.82%)
Liberal Democrat: 8344 (17.92%)
BNP: 1666 (3.58%)
UKIP: 1295 (2.78%)
Green: 497 (1.07%)
Independent: 640 (1.37%)
Others: 534 (1.15%)
Majority: 6288 (13.51%)

Notional 2005 Results:
Labour: 19905 (48%)
Conservative: 11151 (26.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 7619 (18.4%)
Other: 2816 (6.8%)
Majority: 8754 (21.1%)

Actual 2005 result
Conservative: 11627 (26.8%)
Labour: 20942 (48.2%)
Liberal Democrat: 7932 (18.3%)
BNP: 1556 (3.6%)
UKIP: 766 (1.8%)
Other: 615 (1.4%)
Majority: 9315 (21.4%)

2001 Result
Conservative: 11018 (25.9%)
Labour: 21892 (51.4%)
Liberal Democrat: 5832 (13.7%)
UKIP: 650 (1.5%)
Other: 3159 (7.4%)
Majority: 10874 (25.6%)

1997 Result
Conservative: 14300 (26.3%)
Labour: 30901 (56.9%)
Liberal Democrat: 5690 (10.5%)
Referendum: 1269 (2.3%)
Other: 2162 (4%)
Majority: 16601 (30.6%)

Boundary changes:

Profile:

portraitCurrent MP: Geoffrey Robinson(Labour) Born 1938, Sheffield. Educated at Emanuel School and Cambridge University. Proir to his election was Chairman of Jaguar, and later founded a multimillion pound aerospace technology company. Owner of the New Statesman between 1996-2008. Chairman of Coventry City FC 2005-2007. MP for Coventry North-West since 1976 by-election. Paymaster General 1997-1998, he resigned after it was revealed he had leant Peter Mandleson £373,000 to buy a house (more information at They work for you)

2010 election candidates:
portraitGary Ridley (Conservative) born 1980, Coventry. Educated at Cardinal Newman RC school and Coventry University. Consultant and director of Coventry transport museum. Coventry City councillor since 2002.
portraitGeoffrey Robinson(Labour) Born 1938, Sheffield. Educated at Emanuel School and Cambridge University. Proir to his election was Chairman of Jaguar, and later founded a multimillion pound aerospace technology company. Owner of the New Statesman between 1996-2008. Chairman of Coventry City FC 2005-2007. MP for Coventry North-West since 1976 by-election. Paymaster General 1997-1998, he resigned after it was revealed he had leant Peter Mandleson £373,000 to buy a house (more information at They work for you)
portraitVincent McKee (Liberal Democrat) Born County Down. Educated at Coventry University and London Metropolitan University. Univesity lecturer. Runs a company providing independent support services for students. Contested Coventry North East 1992, Coventry South 2001, 2005.
portraitJustin Wood (Green)
portraitMark Nattrass (UKIP)
portraitEdward Sheppard (BNP)
portraitWilliam Sidhu (Christian Movement for GB)
portraitNikki Downes (Socialist Alternative)
portraitJohn Nobby Clarke (Independent)

2001 Census Demographics

Total 2001 Population: 97285
Male: 49.5%
Female: 50.5%
Under 18: 22.7%
Over 60: 21.4%
Born outside UK: 10.6%
White: 88.8%
Black: 1.4%
Asian: 7.6%
Mixed: 1.4%
Other: 0.7%
Christian: 70.2%
Hindu: 2%
Muslim: 1.7%
Sikh: 3.8%
Full time students: 6.7%
Graduates 16-74: 16.1%
No Qualifications 16-74: 30.4%
Owner-Occupied: 74.7%
Social Housing: 13.7% (Council: 6.9%, Housing Ass.: 6.8%)
Privately Rented: 8.3%
Homes without central heating and/or private bathroom: 12.7%

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